Underage DUI Charges in Arizona

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It is illegal for individuals under 21 years of age to consume alcohol, especially when they get behind the wheel after drinking. Those under 21 who are stopped by law enforcement and found to have any amount of alcohol in their system can be arrested for underage DUI. If you or a loved one is under 21 and has been charged with underage DUI, call our Scottsdale DUI attorney right away to discuss your best options for moving forward.

While there are very few exceptions to the law forbidding consumption of alcohol by persons under 21, Arizona is a zero-tolerance state, which means it does not permit anyone under the legal age to have a BAC above .00 while driving. You could be facing harsh penalties and charges for an underage DUI, so retain counsel from our DUI lawyer today!

Consequences of an Underage DUI

A conviction for underage DUI can bring a 1 to 10 days in jail, a fine of $1,600, and a driver's license suspension for up to 360 days.

It's possible to be charged with the following crimes in addition to underage DUI:

  • Distributing alcohol to other minors
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Soliciting alcohol
  • Child endangerment law violations
  • Possession of false identification
  • Moving and vehicle maintenance violations

These crimes could all increase the severity of the penalties you are facing. You could also be dropped by your insurer with an underage DUI conviction. At best, your monthly premiums would increase a few hundred dollars for three to five years. You will need to contact your insurer to obtain an SR-22 certificate to show the DMV in order to have your license reinstated.

Don't Jeopardize Your Future—Call Our Firm

Having a DUI conviction on your criminal record at a young age can severely limit your future in terms of gaining a job or acceptance into college. A lot is on the line, which means you need the experience and skill of the Law Offices of Randall J. Craig to contest your charges in order to preserve your freedom.

Our office is here to fight for you; call us today to set up a consultation.